Meeting Topic: Oral Health Assessment for RACFs.
We will discuss the importance and marketing value of oral health assessment in the development of an onsite oral health service to RACFs.
Why are we doing this?
While most residential aged care facilities (RACFs) providers understand and accept
responsibility to provide good oral care, it receives low priority because of other competing demands for the limited time and resources available. A preventative, maintenance and minimal intervention approach is needed immediately to reduce the burden on the clinical paradigm that has shown to be ineffective within the current system. Recent research has shown the success of providing RACF residents with preventative oral care, improvement in oral health literacy of residents, staff and carers, and provision of a referral pathway for timely medical care and complex dental treatment.
NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD, TAS- 8pm
NT, SA - 7:30pm
WA - 6pm
This webinar is exclusively open to members of the DHAA Aged Care Chapter.
The Aged Care Chapter provides ongoing support to members who either are already providing aged care services, or wish to develop a future career in aged care. The four pillars of the Chapter include Initial education program, practice tools and resources, business development and marketing support, and continuing education. The optional education program is an eight module self directed learning program that provides aged care specific knowledge and skills to build confidence and competence for members.
All attendees will be emailed the link to join 24hrs before the webinar starts and again 1 hour before the webinar starts.